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Thursday, December 1, 2016

The Tap Restaurant + Brewery Says That Bank Collusion Led to Closure

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 10:53 AM

The Tap Restaurant + Brewery (3803 Elm Street, St. Charles) was forced to close its doors in early November. But the problem wasn't a lack of patrons. The problem, says owner Jerry Berhorst, was its lender. The two-and-a-half-year-old St. Charles hotspot offered diners more than 300 beers on tap,...

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Tropical Liqueurs Will Close for Good in Soulard After This Weekend

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 9:15 AM

This will be the last weekend for Tropical Liqueurs in Soulard. The purveyors of alcoholic slushies plan to shut down at midnight on Sunday, December 4, and reopen in the spring at a new, larger space in the Grove. Trops' rebirth in the growing party district will include a...

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Rise Coffee House Opens in New Location — with Breakfast! — in the Grove

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 6:49 AM

The success Rise Coffee House (4176 Manchester Avenue) achieved in the Grove neighborhood led them to expand to a new space — conveniently next door to their old location. “Rise 2.0” opened on Black Friday last week, expecting to process 120 tickets orders. They ended up processing 275. It’s safe to say...

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St. Louis Restaurants Openings & Closings: November 2016

Posted By on Thu, Dec 1, 2016 at 6:08 AM

It's been a busy month on the St. Louis restaurant beat. Local favorites Death in the Afternoon and Nathalie's closed their doors, while Saint Louis Bread Co. angered South Grand denizens by shuttering only after razing several historic homes to create a parking lot. But the good news outweighed...

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Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Señor Pique to Close After 12 Years in Ballwin

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 1:13 PM

It's been the RFT's choice for Best Mexican Restaurant. It was declared "in a league of its own" by former critic Ian Froeb. And now, after a twelve-year run, Señor Pique has announced it will close its doors for good on January 15, 2017. The Ballwin restaurant was known for...

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Intoxicology Offers a New Haven for St. Louis Cocktail Lovers

Posted By on Wed, Nov 30, 2016 at 6:41 AM

Self-taught cocktail enthusiasts Andy Foerstel and Melissa Pfeiffer have crafted the ultimate bar supply store, Intoxicology (4321 Manchester Avenue, the Grove; 314-833-3088), filling a void they saw St. Louis, and really all of the Midwest. While professional bartenders worth their salt know might know where to find unique specialty...

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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

10 St. Louis Bartenders and the Bar Tools They Can't Live Without

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 7:24 AM

This summer, St. Louis chefs threw down about their favorite kitchen tools. Now that the weather's turned cold and we find ourselves cozying up to the bar, we were inspired to follow up with a survey of ten bartenders. Just like chefs, those perfecting the art and craft of...

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Papa John's St. Louis Is Getting Pretty Damn Pushy

Posted By on Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 6:26 AM

Big Papa John wants it bad. The Kentucky-based pizza giant has nearly 5,000 locations nationwide, all ready to serve you a slice at the drop of a hat. If the chain's official St. Louis-area Twitter account is any indication, though, our local locations are, uh, really ready. In the...

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Monday, November 28, 2016

How Tello Carreon Fell in Love with Missouri and Landed the Chef's Spot at Nixta

Posted By on Mon, Nov 28, 2016 at 6:18 AM

As a child, the executive chef at the newly opened Nixta (1621 Tower Grove Avenue; 314-899-9000), Tello Carreon, found that his love of cooking made him the object of his siblings' ridicule. "At a very early age, I'd come home from school and hang out at my mom's table to see...

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Herbie's Is Now Bringing Its Familiar Panache to the Cardwell's Spot in Clayton

Posted By on Wed, Nov 23, 2016 at 8:26 AM

Regulars at Herbie's Vintage '72 in the Central West End were the saddest diners in town when news broke in May that the restaurant was moving — that is, until devotees of Cardwell's in Clayton learned the very same day that their beloved watering hole would be closing. It...

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